Martin Luther quotes

Born
10 November 1483 Eisleben, County of Mansfeld in the Holy Roman Empire.

Died
18 February 1546.

Occupation
Priest, monk.

Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the Catholic view on indulgences.

Forgiveness is God’s command.
– Martin Luther
Pray, and let God worry.
– Martin Luther
Reason is the enemy of faith.
– Martin Luther
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
– Martin Luther
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
– Martin Luther
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
– Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
– Martin Luther
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
– Martin Luther
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
– Martin Luther
To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
– Martin Luther
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
– Martin Luther
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
– Martin Luther
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
– Martin Luther
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
– Martin Luther
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
– Martin Luther
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
– Martin Luther
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
– Martin Luther
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
– Martin Luther
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
– Martin Luther
Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
– Martin Luther
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
– Martin Luther
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
– Martin Luther
The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
– Martin Luther
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
– Martin Luther
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
– Martin Luther
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
– Martin Luther
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
– Martin Luther